Category Archives: Watercolour Illustration

Charming Brushstrokes and Colourful Washes with Danielle Kroll

Posted at 10 am on March 6, 2014 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Painting, Watercolour Illustration

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The effortless inky marks and washes of bright colours make Brooklyn-based artist and designer Danielle Kroll’s illustrations charming and beautiful in their simplicity.

Danielle’s designs capture the best elements of sketchbook work in the final images. The quality of the brushstrokes, the whimsically wonky edges, the watery swathes of pinks and oranges, all help keep the immediacy and energy of the drawings.

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Landscapes, 'Überpainting' and a £1,250 Painting Giveaway, from Artist Matthew Forster

Posted at 11 am on January 16, 2014 by

Posted in: Giveaways, Landscapes, Watercolour Illustration

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UK-based artist Matthew Forster creates striking landscape watercolours with a classic feel, yet which have a vibrant fresh quality, that we were really drawn to.

What is evident from this work, is the clear demonstration of how a style can be honed to such maturity, that shape and colour interact seemingly effortlessly together on paper. There is something very satisfying about the way Matthew has achieved such clarity in the aesthetic of his creations.

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Fantasy and Reality Drawn in Minute Detail by Katie Scott

Posted at 12 pm on April 9, 2013 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Photoshop, Watercolour Illustration

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There’s a certain quality of the old, linear drawings that where a staple in reference books, which might be missed among the more polished of digital art these days. Katie Scott’s work reminds us of the enchantment of these scientific illustrations and diagrams while simultaneously adding her own fresh perspective.

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Sunny Gu, Fashion Illustration, Watercolour and Happiness

Posted at 10 pm on March 26, 2013 by

Posted in: Painting, Watercolour Illustration

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The detailing in the illustrations by Sunny Gu bring to life the brilliance of the colours in the fashion that inspires her art. Luckily, we have examples of the way she works in the studio and process images, and can see that they a large watercolours lovingly painted in their entirety on paper.

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Debbie Powell's Linocut Patterns and Packaging

Posted at 1 pm on September 30, 2012 by

Posted in: Hand Craft, Mixed Media, Watercolour Illustration

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Debbie Powell creates bold patterns full of life and chunky shapes. She uses a mix of printing and drawing techniques with linocut shapes giving great, graphic forms in her work. Her designs and their decorative nature make them perfect for packaging and can be seen on wrapping paper and greeting cards, too. She tells us more about how she puts together her vibrant imagery.

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Cosimo Galluzzi's Detailed Watercolour, Bustling, Alien Scenes

Posted at 6 am on April 13, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Linear Illustration, Watercolour Illustration

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It is almost impossible to look at one of Cosimo Galluzzi’s illustrations without wondering more about the world his characters live in, how they got there, and where they’re going.

His work depicts scenes that would not be out of place amongst stills from science fiction and fantasy films. We like his backgrounds, which are perfectly painted in detailed watercolour. But, it is the multitude of exotic characters that fill these places that really spark the imagination, each with their own crazy little lives going on, and alien business to be getting on with.

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